he wrote to president obama, he was clearly miffed at not being consulted enough, want more information. these are things the president does not want to hear. >> where did the white house miss the signals? you and i were talking earlier. could it be when they saw john kerry and john mccain on the same side of this calling for the no-fly zone that they said to themselves, okay, we've got congress covered, we've got to deal with this trip, figure out how to get more arab nations. they had a lot of fires going on. and they thought, mccain and kerry, there's our cover, congress, box check. >> you stole my box check metaphor. that's exactly it. a lot goes into this at any time, forget when you're about to leave for latin america on a trip that's been long scheduled. i'm sure they did due diligence, but they certainly did some diligence in congress in terms of mccain and kerry. said, what wow think of this. the hard thing is, congress is a tough beast to predict. you were on the trip, i think things got a little bit away from them. and it's very difficult for the president to control message when he's in a foreign country.